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So What Do I Really Cook A Lot

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This has been my view a lot lately, out my bedroom window. With me being sick for over a month now (now I have a cold with a low grade fever) I am so grateful my girls can cook. They have been such a big help, thank you girls xoxo

I have a cookbook for each of them and they need updating. I decided to look at my list of recipes (on the left side of the blog) and see what recipe we really use all the time. Those tried and true recipes, we lean on and add them to the girl's cookbooks. They are all, easy, yummy and fast. I thought I would share the list with you too xoxoxo

PS. you have asked about the picture below. That is Chloe and she is wearing a shirt, not a dress. It is black and from Target. It is really stunning with the ruffles down the front.

Coco Mix without preservatives, girls live on this in the winter.

Rose Syrup, this is my sunshine in the winter.

Mango Rum Slushy, Okay this is for me ;-)

Overnight Baked Oatmeal Cakes, I make these allllllll the time, especially when I have guests.

Chocolate Mayo Cake, you can do anything with this cake.Chloe made this for my dad the other night and served it with fresh strawberries and homemade whipped cream.

Espresso sugar, I could sprinkle this on everything

My No Bake Cookies, I make these at lest twice a month.

Peanut butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, there are no words how amazing these are.

Highland Toffee Bars, I make these at lest twice a month too.

60 Second Chocolate Mousse, I would say this is the recipe I make the most. I am forever tweaking the favorings but it is the fastest, most elegant recipe I have.

Broccoli Meatballs, I keep bags of these, unbaked in my freezer.

How I Roasted A Chicken, we have a roasted chicken every week.

Garlic Baked Shrimp, this is my "I came home, it is dinner time and I am too tired to cook dinner" recipe.

Cheesy Potatoes, Aubern'es specialty.

Salad w/ Orange Green Onion Vinaigrette

Make Your Own Microwave Popcorn, this goes without saying.

Buttermilk Biscuits, again I keep bags of these, unbaked, in my freezer. Ready to bake off and enjoy.

3 Ginger Banana Muffins, this is by far our favorite muffin recipe.

Baked Ravioli's, this is Chloe's specialty.

Roasted Tomatoes Ricotta Sauce, I roasted the tomatoes in the morning or days before and then whip it all up and pour it over pasta. Yummy and easy.


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Pearl Maple

Dear Clarice
Hope you are soon on the mend.
Great fun to see what other people's stand by dinner favorites are.


Dear Clarice........

I've been reading your blog for awhile and very much enjoy your photos and writings. The atmosphere of your home seems so relaxing and comforting.I eagerly await each new post.
Hoping that you are on the mend and are enjoying this beautiful time of year.

Get well soon..

Bernideen's Tea Time Blog

Clarice....yes I agree....I pray you will be getting better today!

Clarice dear,


Sending love and the memories of chocolate mayo cake from Gram's time with me are wonderful. Thanks for the rekindling of them.



Dear Clarice, I'm really sorry you've been sick for so long now. Seems like it can get started and be one thing after another. I hope you are all well soon! And I'm glad your girls can cook for you!


Gumbo Lily

Everything sounds so delicious! I clicked on a few of the recipes and I really like the sounds of.... Cheesy Potatoes, Baked Ravioli, Mango Rum Slushy. I make my shrimp like you do. So simple and good. All of these sound like things I'd love to make and EAT.

Thank you for sharing with us.



Oh what yumminess! I am on my notebook right now, but when I get back to my regular computer, I will be printing out lots of goodies to try. I hope you feel better soon, dear Clarice. Sending lots of love and tea your way...Theresa :)


Dear Clarice,
Sending a big (((Get well Soon Hug)))on its cyber-way to you.
My dd, 10, was thrilled to make your Choc/mayo cake for dessert tonight all by herself, which she is serving with whipped cream and strawberries!
The veiw out of your window looks lovely, we are just now beginning to see a haze of green on the birch trees and my first tulips are coming too! Spring has sprung in Norway:) Love Gill xxx


OH my!! That 60 second chocolate mousse is calling my name!! tee hee! Lovely to drop by your beautiful blogling this fine Tuesday morn!! :)

The Pleasures of Homemaking

Clarice, I'm so sorry you're still not well!! Have you been to the doctor? I hope you wake up tomorrow feeling much better.

It must be such a comfort to know that your girls can take care of the cooking while you're ill. My daughter and husband know how to cook a few things but they'd never make it if I was out for more than a week or two! I think a cookbook for your girls is such a good idea!




Clarice, goodness I do hope your feeling better soon! I think some yummy chicken soup needs to be on that yummy menu. It must be wonderful to know that you have prepared the girls for their life to come. I do wish my mom had taught me to cook and to enjoy it.
What a wonderful mother your girls have! Take care of her.


So sorry to hear you're still struggling with the icky sickies, my friend. Have you been able to spend any time working on your secret project (can't wait for the big reveal). ThanX for the yummy recipes. I usually check your blog via Reader and forget about the recipe links in the sidebar. Mercifully, things are finally returning to some semblance of normal around here. Praying you feel better soon!


MMMMMmmmmm....these all sound sooo good...especially the cookie recipes :)

Sharon D.

Dear Clarice, I am so sorry you are still under the weather. I am still praying!

I LOVE your recipes and think making cookbooks for your girls is a wonderful thing :)



Good Grief, girl! Are you still ill? Perhaps you should double up on the Mango Rum Smoothies!? :~P
I will have to check out your recipes ~ they all sound wonderful! Thanks for picking out your favorites!
Praying you will soon be well!


Wonderful recipes...thank you for sharing! I like the idea of making cookbooks for your daughters! :)


Tracey McBride

Hahaha...loved your little comment on the Mango Rum Slushy! :) I have to say I LOVE LOVE LOVE your microwave popcorn recipe. I'm also wanting to try your baked chicken and so many more. Thank you so much for sharing all these with us Clarice...they're so valuable! Hope you're feeling all better.
Love and hugs,
P.S. Lovely view from your window!!!

Junie Moon

I'm so sorry you're still struggling to get well and hope you are feeling better and stronger very soon.

How wonderful that you have a cookbook for each girl; it's a fantastic tool that will serve them well, not only now but in their future. You're such a fantastic mother.



I hope you get to feeling better today.
It's such a drag being sick especially for that long.
My favorite recipe of yours is the buttermilk biscuits.
We make them often.
Take care, and don't get bummed from not feeling well.

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